The Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI) filed an interim application in the Supreme Court with a plea to direct AICTE to take necessary steps to initiate the process of granting extension of approval for the year 2014-15 in compliance of the order dated 28.08.2013 passed by the Supreme Court of India.
After a hearing, the Counsel of AICTE informed the court that AICTE continues to be the regulatory body of PGDM Institutions. The counsel of EPSI said that in view of the UGC draft regulations, there is much confusion and the statement made on behalf of AICTE be recorded. Accordingly, the Court passed an order stating, “this is an application seeking directions concerning the continuance of AICTE as the regulatory body for the PGDM institutions. Advocate for AICTE has stated that AICTE continues to be the regulatory body for the PGDM institutions. In view of this submission that AICTE will be regulating the PGDM institutions for the year 2014-15, no further orders are required on this application”.
This comes as a big relief for PGDM institutions who were all concerned about the impending crisis looming large before the admission process to begin in the institutes.